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Graduate NPD Technologist

Blue Spark
East of England
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This continually growing chilled manufacturer are leading the way in their competitive category supplying innovative products to the major UK retailers. They are now seeking a Graduate NPD Technologist to support their current and future plans.

The Role

Reporting to the NPD Manager you’ll be instrumental in the development of existing products adapting them in accordance with current trends as well as supporting development chefs with creating new concepts with that competitive edge. You’ll also be generating cooking guidelines, writing internal recipes & costings and support the creation of product specifications. Using your commercial awareness you will be up to date with the latest food craze impressing customers with your industry and recipe knowledge whilst identifying potential opportunities for business growth.

In addition, you’ll liaise with raw material suppliers, ingredients and packaging, to keep on top of latest market innovations.

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious food science graduate who has some concept development experience within a food manufacturing environment.  Ideally chilled product experience would be good but not essential.

However, you will need to have a real thirst to learn and drive your career forward with an enthusiastic, resourceful & proactive nature.

You’ll need to be confident and foodie with great organisation and project management skills in order to help create and launch successful products into the market place. You’ll also need to have good presentation skills well as first class communication skills as you’ll be liaising with internal teams, customers and suppliers.

Apply now or get in touch with Kimia to find out more – Tel: 0345 2600 737 or email us at,

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas. 


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom
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